EP 079 Interview Tyson Stahl: Part 2, Combat, Working with the Best, and Pursuing Passions

“What little kid doesn’t want to grow up doing Commando stuff one day? I get to go hang out with Peter Pan and the Lost Boys for a little bit”

-Tyson Stahl on his decision to join Marine Corps Special Operations

In Part 2 of our interview with Tyson Stahl, we discuss decision points in his Marine Corps career and life after the Marine Corps.

BIO: Our guest for Episode 78 & 79 is Tyson Stahl. He’s a 2005 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, a Marine Corps Infantry Officer , Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC Raider) Team Commander, combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, and bass player for the all veteran rock band Silence & Light (https://www.silenceandlightmusic.com/)

Here’s a few acronym explanations from the episode and feel free to message us via social media or on this post with other questions:

-The Basic School (TBS) – 6 month long school in Quantico, VA for all Marine Corps Officers

-Infantry Officers Course (IOC) – 10-week course in Quantico to train/qualify for the Military Occupational Specialty 0302 (Infantry Officer)

-Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) – Task organized unit of Marine Ground, Air, and Logistics elements. Size from a few hundred to 100,000 depending on the mission

-Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) – Marine Corps component of Special Operations Command (SOCOM) https://marsoc.com/

-Assessment and Selection (A & S)-Initial process to be screened and selected as a candidate to continue training and become a qualified as a Marine Raider.


Topics Covered:

-Decision points, get out of the Marine Corps or become a Marine Raider

-Combat experiences

-Self-reflection: identifying strengths, passions, and opportunities

-Travis Manion Foundation and the Spartan Leadership Program

-Pursuing a different career path, post-Marine Corps

-Getting back to musical roots with fellow veterans, special operators, and a former member of Nirvana and Soundgarden

Mentioned in this Episode:

Travis Manion Foundation

Marine Special Operations Command

Silent and Light Music

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